Alves da Costa

  • Public health specialist,
  • WHO Europe
  • Portugal
In programme
  • November 25 13:20 to 14:50
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Filipa Alves da Costa is a specialist in public health and health policy, working for the Alcohol, Illicit Drugs & Prison Health Programme, at the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. As technical lead for WHO-HIPP, Dr. Alves da Costa has led the development of a surveillance system for COVID-19 in prisons, triggering response at country level; the WHO prison framework to evaluate performance of prison health systems, the advocacy brief calling for the inclusion of people living and working in prisons in national vaccination plans, the policy brief “Addressing the NCD burden in prison” and “Organizational models of prisons health: considerations for better governance”. Filipa also works as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon.